Feyi Odukoya (http://www.feyiodukoya.com) is a social entrepreneur determined to instill boldness in girls and women while teaching them tolive a life of purpose. After starting her first business at the age of 13, Feyi became passionate about discovering how to best use her gifts and talents to touch the lives of others. Motivated by an encounter with an 8-year-old battling self-esteem issues, Feyi quit her job as an auditor in order to fully focus on Project Beautify You, Inc. (http://www.pbyinc.org), a nonprofit organization she founded, whose mission is to teach middle and high school girls how to be leaders by preparing them for college, career, and life success, through building their self-worth, confidence, and purpose. PBY Inc. focuses on equipping girls from underserved neighborhoods with the resources needed to thrive academically, professionally, and socially, so that they can break the cycle of poverty and become contributing members of their communities.
Feyi is a tireless advocate for young women and has been recognized internationally for her work. She was selected as a National Ambassador for Procter & Gamble’s My Black is Beautiful initiative, and recognized as one of the “DMV 30 under 30” in 2015 by 93.9 WKYS. Feyi’s work has also been featured in O Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise magazine and more. A Maryland native and first generation Nigerian, Feyi has spoken to young women globally and looks forward to impacting more women.